Stage 2 of building our recreational fishing future in NZ has begun!
Message from David Kirk
Message from a young fisherman
What is a Future Search?
Building our Fishing Future
Kim Drummond - FiFS
Will there be fish for us all?
National conversation brought a fresh look…
The FISHinFuture Search event in February 2013 was an opportunity for a cross section of NZ recreational fishers and others with interest in sustainable fishing to share ideas, find common ground and identify a way forward for our recreational fishing in New Zealand.
The event was the first and crucial step in a journey to ensure recreational fishers in New Zealand have an abundant future. It has set a strong foundation for the plan that will keep us fishing. In a world where many fish stocks are under pressure and competition for those stocks in increasing – it is vital that we take action and step up to stewardship. That journey has begun.
All participants in the FISHinFuture Search event agreed on the following common ground statements:
|Theme||Common ground statement|
|Sustainable fisheries||We ensure a healthy marine environment enjoyed by all.|
|Community buy-in and support||We all take pride in an abundant and healthy marine environment when our community extends Manaakitanga* over our fisheries and oceans.|
|Unity across the rec.fishing sector||We believe in unity and inclusion within the recreational fishing community.|
|Equity of access||We strive to ensure equity of access through stakeholder engagement.|
|Education||We ensure New Zealanders understand and value our marine environment and it’s resources so we can all be responsible for a better future.|
|Governance||We are a recognised representative and accountable body that promotes and protects responsible recreational fishing.|
|Sustainable funding||We create an independent and sustainable income stream to achieve our aspirations and meet our responsibilities.|
|Communication||We create a comprehensive strategy and a network to communicate with members, stakeholders, media and other interested parties.|